30 Day Spending Fast

All right, day 1 is over. How did everyone do?

I was looking forward to not spending any money, but after picking my daughter up from a 5pm activity and then going for a walk, she was hungry. I thought she was going to eat at the activity, but apparently it was mostly junk food today.

So we stopped by the grocery store on our way home from the walk. On the car ride I was thinking what I could do to minimize the cost. I really wanted to get donuts or some sort of pastry. But, that’s not good for the wallet or the waist. I decided we could get bread for some chicken salad sandwiches using the leftover rotisserie chicken from my sister’s visit. That would work.

The bakery didn’t have my bread, so I got mini croissants instead. Feeling pretty proud of myself, we checked out. Only to find out my croissants were over $5. I hadn’t even checked the price when I got them. I would not have bought them if I had opened my eyes. Ah well. Next time.

I also got some things for my daughter’s lunch, so the total for the day: $10.63

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5 comments

  • Linda DeMars

    I am stuck in the house reseting from a week of mounting adversity that turned out ok ( new prescription which had effects my doctors had not planned) – but I am tired.. People are bringing dinners – but I did have to ask my daughter to get us some toilet paper and ice.

    Not too bad- if I had gone, I am sure I would seen something else essential.

    Linda

  • Judie Blandin

    I hate to say this but $10.63 is a lot of money to spend on croissants when you could have bought a loaf of bread (even good bread) for much less then that. I spend $50 a week for groceries for two people and that would have eaten up a lot of my budget.

  • Maggie

    I did a mini-grocery shop on Friday evening after work. Made a list and only purchased the 8 things that were what on the list and used coupons. On Saturday morning, made my usual trip to the Farmeers’ Market for produce, took $20 and only spent $15. I felt really good about the weekend. I think I will start doing my grocery shop on Friday’s after work again this summer. Less people and less inclined to “buy big” because I will get produce fresh at the market on Saturday. No other weekend purchases.

  • Vera Hall

    My goal was to fast 3 days a week. I’m doing pretty good. I eat breakfast before I leave for work, pack my lunch and snacks. Drink my 2nd cup of coffee at work ( which I pitch in 20 cents for). Like I said, I can do this 3 days a week and save AT LEAST $15.00 a week. Go me! Lol

  • Beth

    Judie – yikes yes if I spent over $10 on croissants that would be even worse. I spent $5 on the croissants, the rest was spent on lunch items for my daughter.

    Good for you Maggie. Sticking to the list is always a big win!

    That is great Vera! And I like that you are making the challenge fit you.

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